Re: Quesions about a depressed center flat car


byronrose@...
 

On Mon, 21 Jan 2002 12:58:22 -0800 thompson@signaturepress.com writes:
Garth Groff said:
There should be two sets of AB brakes on this car, one on each end.
The
rodding couldn't be bent around
the depressed part of the frame. This means there should also be
two brake
stands.
The main reason for the two brake systems is the large car
capacity.
Rodding could indeed be run under the depressed deck if need be.

Tony, do you really think that it takes two sets of AB brakes to control
a 95 ton capacity car?

Would you really want your brake rodding and levers no more than 12
inches above railhead?

Would you want that car in your train when a piece of scrap at a grade
crossing ripped half of the system off at 65 mph going down grade?

BSR



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